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I Do It With The Lights On By Whitney Way Thore

I Do It With The Lights On: And 10 More Discoveries on the Road to a Blissfully Shame-Free Life" by Whitney Way Thore, because with that title, how could we not ...

This is a book about a plus-size woman who went on an intense journey of self-discovery, obviously with its ups and downs.

She opens up about her endless battles with eating disorders and constant exercises to get the perfect size.

She talks about relationships from her perspective, explaining the difference between men who promote body positivity and men who fetishize fat.

The conclusion of her journey in, "I Do It With The Lights On: And 10 More Discoveries on the Road to a Blissfully Shame-Free Life" is one that inspires unfailingly.

At five feet two inches tall, and weighing over three hundred pounds, Whitney had phases in her life where she wished for drastic change, but these wishes which she thought of as self-improvement soon warped into something darker, culminating in an eating disorder, more weight gain in college, and then an ongoing struggle with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).

This book draws the reader in with its honesty and grit.

Whitney's story as she went from those dark times to becoming the bold woman who made the "A Fat Girl Dancing Video" to Jason Derulo's Wiggle. The video currently has over 7 million views on YouTube.

Way Thore's confidence is evidence of all her growth and self-acceptance over the years. She went on to star in TLC's My Big Fat Fabulous Life.

This is a book review but reading about Way Thore herself, it's easy to get lost in where the book ends and her beautifully-inspiringly empowered personality begins.

We 100% recommend I Do It With The Lights On by Whitney Way Thore. It is a marvelous documentation of the transformation of Way Thore from a self-deprecating caterpillar to a butterfly who does it with the lights on.

Get a copy of this empowering memoir on Amazon.

Submitted by: Kelechi

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